Klingner Ch 14 - Collective Bargaining
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Set of techniques under which employees are represented in the negotiation and administration of the terms and conditions of their employment.
Also known as the National Labor Relations Act 1935
Recognized the right of all private employees to join unions and required management to recognize and bargain collectively with these unions.
Estanblished the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Established by the Wagner Act (National Labor Relations Act) 1935
held the responsibility of certifying unions as appropriate bargaining representatives, supervising negotiations to ensure "good faith" bargaining and adjudicating deadlocks (impasses) that might arise during contract negotiations.
Taft-Hartley Act (1947)
prohibited labor unions from engaging in unfair labor practices and allowed states to pass right to work laws
Right to work laws
statuses forbidding unions from requiring applicants to be union members in order to qualify for jobs
Contemporary decline in labor unions
With current economic trends including outsourcing, job export, automation, two-tiered wage and benefit systems and continued growth of service jobs in the secondary labor market, it can be expected that labor unions will not see a resurgence
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Created under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
formally authorized to mediate disputes between federal unions and agency managers.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)
The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 was later amended to create the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) designed to assist voluntary settlement of collective bargaining issues.
National Partnership Council
Created under Clinton administration through EO 12871 to rebuild labor relations; to oversee development of partnerships and provide advice to the administration
Department of Homeland Security
Upon its creation on Nov 12 2002, Bush gave the DHS the authority to establish its own personnel system, controversial negotiations insued to determine the structure of the new HRM for DHS.
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